Tommy Hunter shows off surprising retail skills while working at Orioles team store
Should this whole pitching thing not work out (though a 2.88 ERA over the last two years suggests he's doing just fine), at least Tommy Hunter knows he'll always have a retail career to fall back on.
Dressed in a black polo shirt and khakis, looking every bit the part of a retail clerk, Hunter helped cover a shift in the Orioles team store during the busiest shopping weekend of the year. As people came in, looking for a Chris Davis or Manny Machado jersey, the pitcher helpfully steered them towards the large selection of Hunter jerseys that had just come in. Even after pointing out that he owned a number of the jerseys, few caught on to the ruse.
It makes sense though. I can't recognize my own girlfriend if she is wearing sunglasses, so not recognizing a baseball player out of uniform isn't all that strange.
This also isn't the first time that Hunter has decided to play some pranks. While in Japan for the All-Star series, Hunter went around seeing if he could touch unsuspecting strangers with his nose.
So be warned, Hunter fans: If you happen to come across the pitcher in public, there will probably be cameras nearby.